1.1 This guide provides a rapid method for the screening of human urine for contamination of radioactive strontium-90 (90Sr) following a radiological event resulting in the possible inhalation or ingestion of 90Sr. The results of the screening method are used primarily to separate those individuals contaminated past the intervention level from uncontaminated or slightly contaminated individuals; the results can also be used to approximate a contaminated individuals committed effective dose equivalent. 1.2 This guide does not in any way give advice as to what medical response, if any, might be appropriate for contaminated individuals-it is simply an aide to responders to help determine which individuals might need or benefit or both most from an appropriate medical response.
Keywordsliquid scintillation counting; activated carbon; urine screening; emergency; nuclear incident; nuclear accident; personnel monitoring
To assist incident response personnel in determining the nature and extent of possible personnel contamination following a radiological incident.
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